I’m more than a little irritated at the moment. My Internet connection keeps dropping out and tech support says it looks like I need to replace the modem…..again. This will make the 4th one in a little over 2 years! I’m just glad I’m leasing the stupid thing. A clue as to how well these DSL modems hold up is the part of the instructions that arrives with each new one that reads “Step 1. Disconnect and discard faulty modem.” Ever cautious when dealing with those “customer service” types I called the first time I read that and the tech support person said “Just chuck it in the trash; we don’t refurbish them and no sense paying to ship it back so that we can toss it in the trash!”
When we lived in Virginia Beach we had Cox cable/Internet/phone service. While I loved the consistently reliable high speed web access that puts my current provider to shame, I was just waiting for the day that $199 modem I let them talk me into buying suddenly burst into flames. Actually, I paid an extra equipment warranty fee for just that reason but I knew that sooner or later the payment would arrive a day late and that modem would self destruct the minute it was out of warranty. Now I long for a modem that could match the 5 problem free years we got out of that cable modem.
Anyway, I’m not ignoring y’all. If I don’t make much noise between now and Tuesday, the estimated delivery date for the new modem, it will be because I’m spending more time rebooting the stupid modem than actually surfing the web……damn it! On the other hand, I now have an excuse to go hang out at McDonald’s, using the free Wi-Fi access and scaring the teeny boppers:
What’s with the old geezer sitting in the corner, cussing and throwing things?
I don’t know but I just remembered I need to go home and do my Algebra homework!
OMG, I think that’s Laura Allen’s dad. Didn’t he threaten to kill every boy she dated if they ever made her cry?
Yeah, and I heard he used his beg green truck to over the principal’s car, with his family in it, for making Laura pay for a lost book. You know…….I think I’ll help you with that homework and write a term paper while I’m at it, just in case. You never can tell when you’ll need a spare term paper!
Maybe the county school board will pay me for helping the GPA of the entire student body rise a couple of points.